BEATRICE – Beatrice Police made an arrest over the weekend for drug violations, after checking out what appeared to be an abandoned vehicle.
Lieutenant Jay Murphy says police were notified at about 12:20 Sunday morning, about a vehicle that appeared to be abandoned and parked illegally, in the Seventh and Elk area.
Police observed an unoccupied vehicle and saw what appeared to be a methamphetamine pipe in plain view, inside the vehicle. Police later observed two men approach the vehicle with a gas can, put fuel in the vehicle…then leave the scene.
Police stopped the vehicle and contacted the driver, who gave consent to search the vehicle.
Police also learned that the driver, Shaun Turner, had a suspended driver’s license. Turner was arrested for alleged drug possession, possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving on a suspended license. The other male occupant was not arrested.
Saturday night, police were sent to the five hundred block of West Mary on a possible protection order violation. A woman allowed police into a home, where police located a man who had the protection order filed against him. Police arrested 29-year-old River Sipe.